Customer Reviews

Always People First defines our commitment to personal service to our customers. When selecting a Yacht Brokerage, it is helpful to consider the experience of others. We include these reviews for your reference and consideration.

A respected boater friend highly recommended Steve Dittoe, owner of Everett Yacht Sales. We talked to Steve and explained our wants and needs. It was clear that Steve’s only motivation was to find us the right boat. He located three for us to travel north to see. Two were very acceptable. The third was on an inland lake in Canada, about five hours from the Pacific coast. Naturally, that was the perfect one. Steve very expertly helped in negotiating our offer, which was accepted. He then arranged and attended the survey and sea trial. He coordinated and handled all the details for preparing the boat for transport, shrink wrapping, loading, and trucking to Bellingham, Washington. His documentation firm handled all the documentation details for a smooth and seamless transfer of title to the United States without any Canadian tax load. He counseled us and kept us informed every step of the way. There were several bumps in the road with a somewhat grumpy seller, but Steve very calmly and methodically worked them out. He then sold our 270 Sea Ray in about two weeks to a good and experienced caretaker, which was essential to us for our asking price. Working with Steve in the purchasing and selling has been a true pleasure. When the time comes to sell our 380, which sadly will be the end of our boating life, Steve will be the person we will call. So, if you are cruising in the Pacific Northwest waters and see a 380 Sea Ray Sun Dancer named Interlude from Granite Bay, CA, on the transom, feel free to stop us. We will be only too happy to tell you about our special friend in the boating business. Maynard & Patsy Idleman

“Steve Dittoe, who I worked with, took the time to take additional photos before my arrival. He took me out on a test run and corrected the issues immediately that day. The purchase day was a little busy due to all the paperwork and repairs, but Steve came through on his commitment. I highly recommend Steve.” Sale’ Shull

“A huge shout out to Everett Yacht Sales and Steve Dittoe! Thank you so much for making our dream of owning a wonderful yacht come true! You were so helpful and easy to work with. We couldn’t be happier, and you are welcome aboard “The Woman to Blame” any time!” Mary LaFleur

“We heard about Everett Yacht Sales from a good friend. We wanted a broker who understood our boat and knew it would be emotional. We found that with Steve Dittoe and Nick Dittoe. We would recommend them to anyone.” Sue Ostrander

“These folks were great. We bought our first cabin cruiser with their assistance. Bryan helped us ensure the boat checked out and went above and beyond each step. Highly recommend.” Brian Sullivan

“Steve brought me a deal that made me and the seller happy. He is people-oriented, and his team is great.” Rob Smith

“Steve, while we have not purchased a yacht from your company, your willingness to go out of your way for virtual strangers is impressive and appreciated. Your knowledge of all areas related to “boating” has been appreciated. I’m sure your company’s attitude and perspective mirror you. With that in mind, we will call you and your company to represent our interests.” Larry Tryhall

“We just completed the sale of our 26′ Tolly. We had some ups and downs on the boat and would have been dead in the water if we had tried to navigate a sale ourselves. Steve and Bryan helped us and, more importantly, reassured us that we would make it through the final sale. Throughout the entire experience, we didn’t have just a sales guy helping us. We built a genuine friendship with the team. When we are ready to buy our next boat, it’s a simple decision to call Steve! Thank you again.” Chris Eglian

“I had an all-round excellent purchasing experience with EYS … the key was full confidence that they were working diligently to arrange a compromise deal for both buyer and seller. Steve and others at EYS know what they are doing, the marina, the surveyors, the boat yard specialists… so there is lots of help to get a good end experience.” Dennis Willows

“Their motto is ‘people first’…. they mean it.” Arthur O. Willows

“The care taken by Steve Dittoe to preserve a deal, genuinely concerned for the needs of each side, along with diligent communication, time, and effort, successfully yielded a positive result for all. Impressive, to say the least… I’d highly recommend it!” Bedelia Walton

“I contacted this company concerning a yacht that was advertised. We made an appointment with Steve to look at the craft. The brokers at this company really pushed they were a people-first company. We hear this a lot in any sales, but right off the bat, we could see that this was the case with EYS. They were very honest and forthcoming. We were like, “I can’t believe they pointed that out. We would never have seen that until after the purchase.” this was a big deal to me, being a new large boat owner. It helped me feel very comfortable. We, on this day, have not committed. But we are getting close. I looked at this craft and had time to do all my homework, and Steve is still helping me get answers on updates the craft needs to keep us safe on the water. We do recommend EYS, and we will keep our dealings updated as we go on this journey to help other potential buyers feel the comfort we have felt.” Brad Keever